Saturday 15 August 2015

Sending You Sunshine

Hi there

I managed to fit some crafting in today.  I made a few cards, some of which I can't yet share, but I have a nice sunny one for you this evening.

I masked off a vertical panel and blended three Distress Inks to create an ombre effect.  I then laid a stencil over the panel, spritzed with water and then blotted with a paper towel to remove the colour and produce the flowery pattern, the ghosting technique.  I removed the masks and left it to dry for a short time before stamping the sentiment.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: MFT - Funky Florals
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sunshine and Smiles

Challenge entries:

One Layer Simplicity - Challenge #19 - Strip Down
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #145 - Warm Summer Colours
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #142 - Pretty Patterns
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #323 - Flowers

And just for fun I'll link it up to the gallery at Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge - Masking.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today.  I will be back on Monday for the next Muse challenge and perhaps tomorrow, if I find time to get crafty.


  1. Beautiful sunny card - I love it. A technique I must try it looks so good.

  2. This card is so creative and loving the technique and colours. Another technique I really must try! x

  3. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  4. You simply 'rock' this stencil technique Anita!
    Love the look, super hot colours and superb card. x

  5. Oh my, Anita...your card is outstanding! The sponging, the stenciled flowers and the perfectly paired sentiment! In love!

  6. This is so pretty Anita. LOVE the bright and sunny colours of your masked strip ... and love the watery images from your ghosting. Great card! xx

  7. Just beautiful! Love those colors!

  8. Absolutely beautiful blending!!!!

  9. Beautiful! I love those Summer colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our warm Summer colours challenge.


  10. Love this simple card with subtle complex colour panel

  11. Simply gorgeous! I love the colours and the ghosting technique looks fab. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

  12. Just love this panel Anita... it's such a super technique!
    Chrissie xx

  13. Hi Anita, love your masking! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Friday challenge, Rebecca x

  14. Totally gorgeous card!! Great way to showcase those techniques and create a custom pattern! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  15. Congratulations on being selected as a favorite at CFC for this stunning card, Anita!! It is so worthy!! Hugs, Darnell


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